Packers tender Robert Tonyan

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The Packers have tendered exclusive rights free agent Robert Tonyan, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Tonyan, 24, will receive a one-year, $570,000 deal.

The tight end saw his first regular-season action in 2018. He played all 16 games, with one start.

He made four catches for 77 yards and a touchdown. The score was a 54-yarder against Seattle in a nationally televised game.

Tonyan played 67 snaps on offense and 191 on special teams last season.

10 responses to “Packers tender Robert Tonyan

  1. I’d like to see the kid get more snaps on offense. He’s got great hands. He’s in that same mold as a Graham. With McCarthy gone maybe he catches the eyes of his new coaches . I think he has a bright future.

  2. I love this signing. However, I am a bit anxious regarding Brian Gute’s choices this year. He has no proven track record as of yet, therefore, time will tell. I did not agree w/ him only bringing in one guy via the draft for the trenches last year (Cole Madison who wont ever play one down for the Pack). Hey Gute, news flash: New England wins lots of SB’s w/ STOUT TRENCH PLAY.

  3. Robert Tonyan has great potential. Definately a player you want around in a reserve role this season. Also is a positive on special teams.

    Those wanting to get rid of Jimmy Graham I guess are ok with going into the season with a rookie and Robert Tonyan as the #1 and #2 options at TE. That would be foolish. Having a seasoned vet in the room will also only help a rookie like T.J. Hockenson or Irv Smith become a impactful player more quickly.


  4. Robert Tonyan is a nice story/project player.
    College QB, who converted to WR his senior year and is now making the transition to TE.

    Fill in role, special teamer.
    I expect, as does just about everyone else, the Packers will tab Hockenson, Fant or Smith jr. with one of their first three picks in April.
    But, LaFluer like to use his TEs in a variety of ways, so the more the merrier.

    It’s a bit of an uphill climb, but hopefully Robert keeps making progress to contribute more and more on the field than just covering kicks.

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